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Issue #30, April 2018

Posted on Mar 21, 2018 in Newsletters

PUC Opens Tax-Related Docket, Phone Scam Alert, West Hawaii Utility Company Rate Increase, Fix-A-Leak Week, LIHEAP Application Period Approaches

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tenth annual Fix a Leak Week is from March 19 through 25. This is a great time find an fix leaks inside and outside your home. It’ll save valuable water and money for yourself.  Find out more information about Fix a Leak Week on the EPA website.

Waikoloa Resort Utilities, Inc. dba West Hawaii Utility Company (WHUC) submitted an application to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for rate increases for its utility company as well as for West Hawaii Water Company (WHWC) and West Hawaii Sewer Company (WHSC) – its water and wastewater services respectively (collectively called “Waikoloa Utilities”). Waikoloa Utilities is ...
Read More West Hawaii Utility Company Applies for Rate Increase – Docket No. 2017-0350

The Hawaiian Electric Companies began the search for new, grid-scale renewable energy projects for O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island. Qualifying proposals may be submitted through April 30, 2018, with selection of developers and contract negotiations expected in September. The requests for proposals and additional information are available at Read more about the competitive procurement proceeding ...
Read More Competitive bidding open for HECO renewable energy projects – Docket No. 2017-0352

In a recent news release, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are warning its customers to “just hang up” is you receive a call from someone demanding immediate payment over the phone or via prepaid debit cards. It is a scam. If you receive such a call, customers are directed to hang up, then dial the customer ...
Read More SCAM ALERT! HECO warns of fraudulent calls pretending to be from the utility

In its news release, KIUC announced it held a groundbreaking for the Lawai Solar and Energy Storage Project on Kauai’s south shore. The project consists of 28 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) and a 100 MWh five-hour duration energy storage system, and will contribute significantly to the State of Hawai’i’s goal of reaching 100 percent renewable ...
Read More KIUC and AES Distributed Energy break ground on solar and energy storage project – Docket No. 2017-0018

Mar 7, NCPW Consumer Fair

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 in Important Events

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC)) approved HECO Companies’ Grid Modernization Strategy in a Decision and Order on Feb. 7. The Strategy stated objectives are to: empower customer’s choice and provide safe, reliable, and affordable services; enable distributed resources to become a vital part of Hawaii’s renewable portfolio; leverage the electric grid to spur economic growth in ...
Read More PUC directs HECO Companies to implement their Grid Modernization Strategy – Docket No. 2017-0226